The Diya Factor

Diya, the earthen lamp is the most symbolic feature of Diwali. But, do you know why? Read on to know the divine essence of lighting a diya on Diwali.

By Shirley Johanna

Seven-year-old Meenakshi visits her grandmother’s place every year for Diwali. She loves the ethnic wear, homemade delicacies, colourful decors and rangoli. But, her most favourite activity is helping her grandmother light diyas in every nook and corner of the house. There’s something special about lighting those simple earthen diyas, right? They don’t just brighten the houses but also the souls that proudly call it ‘home sweet home’.

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